Monday, April 13, 2009

The Next Big Event


Southern Belles will be watching for their loved ones to return home from the battle again this weekend when the Battle of Selma reenactment returns to Riverside Park.

The event is in its 23rd year and features school tours, a memorial service, night cannon firing, antebellum ball to which even the "Yankees" are invited, a Saturday skirmish and full battle on Sunday afternoon.

Check out the Battle of Selma website HERE.
View the video from last year's reenactment.

6 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

To think that some families, wives, mothers, children stood around and watched some of the great battles, is very hard to believe but it happened during the Civil War. Your photo shows how it must have looked.

Jacob said...

I suppose these re-enactments are "fun" or enlightening or something...but...

Nice photo, for sure.

Rambling Round said...

Well, Abe and Jacob, I have been several times and learn something new every year from the authentic living history. The student school tours are very educational, and last year there was an tintype photographer at the event.

Jim said...

I bet thats fun to watch. Does anyone root for the Yankees?

Hilda said...

I so love the events that you have there! This looks so wonderful! I hope you can post more photos of everything that will happen. I find it so fascinating.

Kathleen said...

I love it..infact my daughter has dressed as Scarlett for the ball for the past two years.